Caulerpa ashmeadii

This particular species of Caulerpa is a large variety that often grows as tall as 12" with a width of 2". It's native to deeper water and is often found on the edges of channels near sea grass beds as well as offshore in sandy bottom to depths of about 50 ft. It features long, thick rhizomes that give rise to tall individual cylindrical fronds. Due to its large size, it's fairly slow growing and will not overgrow its environment like other species of Caulerpa can. When pruning the large rhizome, pinching the tissue is best so that a minimal amount of chemical is released into the aquarium. A very hardy aquarium specimen if given enough light and nutrients. All Caulerpa species can be safely buried in the sand bed if desired.

Actual Size Blade

Aquarium Care Information

Scientific Name: Caulerpa ashmeadii

Common Name: Giant Feather Algae, Feather Algae

Origin: Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic, Caribbean

Depth Collected: 5-50 Feet

Maximum Height : 14" tall

Growth Rate: Moderate

Light: Moderate

Temperature: 78-86

Propagation: Fragmentation, Sporulation

Difficulty: Easy

Food Value: Somewhat Palatable

Nutrient Uptake: Good

Flow Rate: Low to Moderate

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